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NASA’s Antares Rocket Explodes on Lift Off (VIDEO)

ocket carrying a commercial unmanned spacecraft loaded with supplies for the International Space Station exploded just seconds after launch on Tuesday.

The first stage of Orbital Science’s two-stage Antares rocket burst into flames as it rose from its launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 6:22 p.m. ET. The company’s Cygnus capsule and more than 5,000 pounds (2,200 kilograms) of cargo were destroyed, but NASA said no one was injured.

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